Electronic Systems Specialist

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • St Peter, MN, USA
Full time Other Skilled Labor

Job Description

Salary Range: $21.61 - $30.28/hourly; $45,121 - $63,224/annually
Job Summary
The Department of Human Services is looking for qualified candidates for a new opening within Forensics Services (FS) as an Electronic Systems Specialist. The Electronic Systems Specialist will be responsible for automated building, security and communication systems with an emphasis on system networking and proprietary software on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center campus and the related FS buildings.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide technical support of building, communication, security, and video systems including related software applications so that building systems networks function correctly and electronics operate correctly, efficiently, and in compliance with established policy and regulations. Use software for programming and protocol to install new icons and floor plans for touch screen control of cameras and other electronic devices.
Provide installation, configuration, and technical support of PC-based networked systems for a security environment. Program features, adds, changes, upgrades, and system parameters.
Basic knowledge of computer network administration sufficient to install and configure computer hardware and software; troubleshoot hardware, software and network problems; and assign user passwords and appropriate levels of access.
Skills in using a personal computer and software tools to troubleshoot electronics equipment and computer network problems for building, security and communication systems.
Service facility security systems so that all equipment operates with maximum efficiency.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions sufficient to independently carry out required installation, maintenance and repair.
Implement and perform preventative maintenance duties so that all building, communication, security, and video equipment and systems are kept in good operating condition.
Design, specify, and properly install alarm, building, communications, security, and video network systems so the facility's systems are compatible with current technology. Follow National Electrical Codes so that the state electrical inspector will accept work completed. All electrical work will be neat and subject to approval by the Master Electrician in charge.
Work cooperatively with information technology staff in supporting the computer network infrastructure and the integration of security and the building management network with administration networks.
Ability to read and interpret detailed technical information and effectively communicate technical information to non-technical staff.
Minimum Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
Power Limited Technician license OR ability to obtain this licensure within the probationary period. (PLEASE NOTE: If the successful candidate does not currently have a Power Limited Technician license, they will be required to register as an unlicensed individual prior to hire and will perform work in accordance with M.S. 326B.33.)
A valid driver's license
Three years of work experience in installing, calibrating, configuring, maintaining and repairing electronics equipment. Two of the three years of work experience must have been obtained within the last ten years. (PLEASE NOTE: Completion of a one year vocational/technical program in electronics technology or a related field may be substituted for six months of work experience. Completion of a two year vocational/technical program (e.g. Associate in Applied Science degree) in electronics technology or a related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.)
Knowledge of standard practices, materials, test equipment, and tools used to construct, install, calibrate, configure, troubleshoot, repair and maintain complex electronics equipment sufficient to assure safe, efficient and reliable equipment operation.
Ability to independently troubleshoot, identify and correct problems with computer software and hardware and electronics equipment through computer diagnosis and/or with electronics test equipment and by implementing software and hardware modifications and electronics repairs.
Ability to perform routine programming using computer software that controls electronic security devices.
Preferred Qualifications:
Electronics experience in a correctional or secured environment, including experience with security systems, doors, video cameras and video recorders.
Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website http://www.mn.gov/careers Job ID 23586.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
If you have questions about the position, contact Tom Christensen at tom.christensen@state.mn.us

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